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The Pigman

The Pigman


by Paul Zindel

The Pigman Resources


Zindel's Official Website

Including photos, interviews, and more.

Q&A on The Pigman

Zindel answers commonly asked questions on his novel.

Historical Documents

"Journey To Meet the Pigman"

Zindel discusses the writing of the novel and the real-life inspirations for the characters of John, Lorraine, and the Pigman.

NY Times Review, 1968

A brief review of The Pigman and two other books

NY Times Obituary, 2003

Zindel died in 2003 at age 66. The NY Times wrote about his life and impact on the world of literature and theater.


The Pigman Movie Trailer
There are several interesting student-produced film versions of The Pigman on YouTube. This is one of the best.


Ceramic Pig
This must be what Mr. Pignati's pigs looked like.


The Pigman's Legacy, by Paul Zindel

Interested in reading more about John and Lorraine? Check out Zindel's sequel to The Pigman.

The Pigman and Me, by Paul Zindel

In this non-fiction piece, Zindel writes about his teenage experiences and his friendship with Nonno Frankie, the man who became the inspiration behind Mr. Pignati.

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